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  • COVID-19 Impacts on Washington Air Quality Agency Operations  - 

    Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, Washington air quality agencies are adjusting their day-to-day operations as many non-essential government staff transition to working from home. Industry personnel should be aware of changes to air agency »

  • TankESP Broadly Accepted by Regulatory Agencies  - 

    Following EPA's November 2019 revisions to AP-42 Chapter 7.1, industry and regulatory agencies alike are re-evaluating the tools they use for estimating storage tank emissions. California's Bay Area Air Quality Management District is the latest in a »

  • WA State Supreme Court Rules Ecology May Not Apply Air Emission Standards to ‘Indirect Emitters’  - 

    On January 16, in a 5-4 ruling, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled that the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) has statutory authority to regulate direct emitters of greenhouse gases (GHG) in its 2016 Clean Air Rule. The court »

  • Implementation of New Air Toxics Rules by Washington Agencies  - 

    On November 22, 2019, the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) finalized changes to the state's toxic air pollutant (TAP) rule in Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 173-460. The rule took effect on December 23, 2019. The changes to the TAP »

  • Updated Industrial General Stormwater Permit Effective January 1, 2020  - 

    On November 20, 2019, the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) issued the final Industrial Stormwater General Permit (ISGP) covering years 2020 through 2024. Ecology issued the final permit following a period of public comment on the »

  • Ecology Proposes Updates to Toxic Air Pollutant Rule  - 

    On June 4, 2019, the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) formally proposed changes to the state's toxic air pollutant (TAP) permitting program in WAC 173-460. The TAP program is part of the Notice of Construction (NOC) air permitting program, »

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